Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is online editor of The Spectator

‘Rain, Steam and Speed — The Great Western Railway’, 1844, by J.M.W. Turner

Tate Britain’s Turner show reveals an old master - though the Spectator didn’t think so at the time

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Juvenilia is the work produced during an artist’s youth. It would seem logical to think, therefore, that an artist’s output…

The new journalism: Vice leaves the rest of the West’s media standing

Scoops, snark and jihad – this is Vice News's war

16 August 2014 9:00 am

War can reshape the medium of television. The First Gulf War was a landmark moment in broadcasting: CNN had reporters…

Less cuddly, more creepy: The Human Factor at the Hayward Gallery

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Jeff Koons’s ‘Bear and Policeman’ has been used to advertise the Hayward Gallery’s latest show The Human Factor (until 7…

Space invaders

14 August 2014 1:00 pm

Jeff Koons’s ‘Bear and Policeman’ has been used to advertise the Hayward Gallery’s latest show The Human Factor (until 7…

Space invaders

14 August 2014 1:00 pm

Jeff Koons’s ‘Bear and Policeman’ has been used to advertise the Hayward Gallery’s latest show The Human Factor (until 7…

Has the rake progressed?

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress has been a rich resource for artists. Film-makers recognise his modern moral subjects as an ancestor…

Modern manners

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress has been a rich resource for artists. Film-makers recognise his modern moral subjects as an ancestor…

Modern manners

26 June 2014 1:00 pm

Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress has been a rich resource for artists. Film-makers recognise his modern moral subjects as an ancestor…

When Mondrian was off the grid

14 June 2014 8:00 am

I find it easy to forget that Piet Mondrian is a Dutch artist. The linear, gridlocked works he is famed…

Uncovering a Royal treasure trove

7 June 2014 9:00 am

It’s rare for the public to be given access to the Royal Archives. They are housed in the forbidding Round…

Royal mail

5 June 2014 1:00 pm

It’s rare for the public to be given access to the Royal Archives. They are housed in the forbidding Round…

Royal mail

5 June 2014 1:00 pm

It’s rare for the public to be given access to the Royal Archives. They are housed in the forbidding Round…

Opinionated and recalcitrant: Oona Chaplin as Kitty Trevelyan

Gas gangrene, shell shock and flinty women: BBC One's new Sunday night offering is no soother

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Sunday nights. What are they for? Eggs. Tea. Toast. Nerves about the week ahead. Something comforting on TV.  But comfort…

Jeremy Deller is lost in Walthamstow

22 March 2014 9:00 am

At the Venice Biennale last year, Jeremy Deller presented English Magic in the British Pavilion. It was an aggressive look…

Lost in translation

20 March 2014 3:00 pm

At the Venice Biennale last year, Jeremy Deller presented English Magic in the British Pavilion. It was an aggressive look…

Lost in translation

20 March 2014 3:00 pm

At the Venice Biennale last year, Jeremy Deller presented English Magic in the British Pavilion. It was an aggressive look…

Tutus, loo rolls and a roomful of balloons

22 February 2014 9:00 am

A tip: go see Martin Creed’s retrospective at the Hayward in the company of a child. I didn’t, but I…

Laugh but don’t pop

20 February 2014 3:00 pm

A tip: go see Martin Creed’s retrospective at the Hayward in the company of a child. I didn’t, but I…

Laugh but don’t pop

20 February 2014 3:00 pm

A tip: go see Martin Creed’s retrospective at the Hayward in the company of a child. I didn’t, but I…

Would you have been let in to an '80s club? 

18 January 2014 9:00 am

People will go to extraordinary lengths to get into a nightclub. Nowadays you must wear something tight, and look slinky.…

Dress to impress

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

People will go to extraordinary lengths to get into a nightclub. Nowadays you must wear something tight, and look slinky.…

Dress to impress

16 January 2014 3:00 pm

People will go to extraordinary lengths to get into a nightclub. Nowadays you must wear something tight, and look slinky.…